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08-17-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By Piff

Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't "hoods directly over...

Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't "hoods directly over the front axle" considered a good rule of thumb for relatively neutral handling? That is, neither too twitchy or dead for a given bike's front end...
08-16-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 638
Posted By Piff

Seems like 531 professional to me.

Seems like 531 professional to me.
08-16-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 872
Posted By Piff

Look through this thread: Show your classic...

Look through this thread:

Show your classic sports touring bicycle - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html)

Also, another...
08-15-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 486
Posted By Piff

Thank you all for your advice! To try to answer...

Thank you all for your advice! To try to answer the questions:

Why not under the top tube or along the seat tube? I like being able to lift and carry my bike from the top tube, annoying having...
08-14-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 163,444
Posted By Piff

I am excited to finally have a bike that can be...

I am excited to finally have a bike that can be posted here! Though it's a bit newer and has a unicrown fork so I'm not sure how "classic" it is. At the very least it is lugged and has a horizontal...
08-02-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Piff

Pictures?? :troll:

Pictures?? :troll:
07-29-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Piff

Whaaaa, in all my years of reading this topic,...

Whaaaa, in all my years of reading this topic, this is a new configuration that I've never seen. Which campy guides did you use?
07-21-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Piff

Hmmm hmmm, thank you both!! This data is bad news...

Hmmm hmmm, thank you both!! This data is bad news for my wallet and bad news for my relationship ;) The GF does not want another bike in here before the other is out!

Might be time to finally sell...
07-18-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 715
Posted By Piff

As bulgie already said, turn clockwise. Option B.

As bulgie already said, turn clockwise. Option B.
07-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,529
Posted By Piff

An important question you need to ask is what...

An important question you need to ask is what you're solving with the upgrade. If it's just a shiny new bike then this question is easy ;) We've all been there.

But do you want a bike that handles...
07-11-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Piff

First link I found when I googled "Specialized...

First link I found when I googled "Specialized Expedition 1983": 1983 Specialized Expedition: Review – My Favorite Bike Parts (wordpress.com)...
07-06-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,636,718
Posted By Piff

Been a while since I finished a build! The more...

Been a while since I finished a build! The more interesting bits of info:

Brand/model: 1995 Novara Pro Ultimate
Size/material: 15" Tange Ultimate Ultralight
Headset: SolidBikes roller bearing...
06-28-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,898
Posted By Piff

Jeez.

Can we just get rid of the egos and admit to the facts?


1. C&V appraisals often does a poor job at helping forum newbies get their top dollar. Sometimes that's out of ignorance, sometimes a...
06-27-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,898
Posted By Piff

How is this even a debate? Of course the...

How is this even a debate? Of course the appraisal forum often lowballs to the price they (the appraiser) would hope to pay rather than what the bike could bring in a given market. And of course...
06-24-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Piff

Wellllll, I finally found what I was looking for....

Wellllll, I finally found what I was looking for. Took me quite a while of googling. It's the "Arc" bar made by Dimension. 660mm wide, 27 degrees of sweep, no rise, 25.4mm clamp. Didn't think it...
06-21-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Piff

Not exactly C&V but adjacent: 1-1/8 threadless roller bearing headset

I know 1-1/8" threadless headsets aren't C&V in the strictest sense, but I also know that we have a good number of members here that love roller bearing headsets, specifically the A9 stronglight. ...
02-01-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,207
Posted By Piff

Elegant, but potentially fragile. I think if I...

Elegant, but potentially fragile. I think if I were to try that setup again (mine broke) I'd put a little L bracket underneath to help provide support.

My favorites are the Minoura BH-60 for the...
01-31-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 690,051
Posted By Piff

Agreed! If anyone is curious about the geometry...

Agreed! If anyone is curious about the geometry as I was, here's what I was able to find:
03-13-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 70,696
Views: 11,558,954
Posted By Piff

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and...

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and ship it.
08-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Piff

While we wait for the experts to chime in,...

While we wait for the experts to chime in, perhaps some entertainment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1JHOOr1M0&list=PLMNMmvIC2uGaSasBdRs1ZBCn4eHunIGxr&index=9
07-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 70,696
Views: 11,558,954
Posted By Piff

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.
07-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,062
Posted By Piff

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.
07-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,197
Posted By Piff

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I...

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I just don't get it. I know they're a bit rare, but still.
07-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,737
Posted By Piff

The only thing left to do is to embrace the...

The only thing left to do is to embrace the heresy and install a modern Sunrace derailleur claw.
07-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,057
Posted By Piff

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do...

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do you mean one of the bottom bracket cups is pitted?

For an old bike, I think it's best to get new ball bearings when overhauling components. You...
07-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,184
Posted By Piff

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.
07-12-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
Posted By Piff

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet...

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet Schwinn, whether or not it has a real bottom bracket :lol:

​​​​​​I think it could be worth it to take it to a local frame builder to have it checked...
07-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,197
Posted By Piff

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​ :popcorn

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​

:popcorn
07-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,573
Posted By Piff

I'd love to see it on some 1x11 drivetrain :lol:...

I'd love to see it on some 1x11 drivetrain :lol: I bet it's big enough to fit a 40t cog.
07-09-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,573
Posted By Piff

You got a pretty rare mk.II! Few and far between...

You got a pretty rare mk.II! Few and far between have forged dropouts.
07-07-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,669
Posted By Piff

Wow, you really found a nice bike! Be sure to...

Wow, you really found a nice bike! Be sure to post a pic once you've got it fully tuned up and shiny :D
07-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 457,490
Posted By Piff

There ought to be a thread titled "Show us your...

There ought to be a thread titled "Show us your botched Raleigh frame!" :p
07-07-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,314
Posted By Piff

As I reach for a peach Slide a rind down behind...

As I reach for a peach
Slide a rind down behind
The sofa in San Tropez...

https://youtu.be/Cv5uuhkS4j8

One of my favorite floyd songs :)
07-06-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,669
Posted By Piff

Some of the old bikes are so pretty they're worth...

Some of the old bikes are so pretty they're worth the Weight. It ain't a mixte, but it's an eye catcher. I've been watching this bike for a while...get rid of the crappy plastic simplex and convert...
07-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,669
Posted By Piff

What about the motobecane Grand Touring? Those...

What about the motobecane Grand Touring? Those pop up fairly often in Mixte form, are they Vitus 172?
07-05-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,704
Posted By Piff

I'm right there with you--I prefer a restrained...

I'm right there with you--I prefer a restrained look. But if someone new to the vintage bike world is wanting a bike specifically for the looks, Italian will have the looks and the pedigree (e.g. "Oh...
07-05-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By Piff

"Each one reach one, each one try to teach one." ...

"Each one reach one, each one try to teach one."
Gil Scott-Heron

Happy 4th.

https://youtu.be/XQ78uDio_ao
07-03-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 70,696
Views: 11,558,954
Posted By Piff

Dunno if there's any way to describe this frame...

Dunno if there's any way to describe this frame other than bjtchin' :love:​​​​​​

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bop/d/chino-phil-woods-kiss-off-mountain-mtb/7150774791.html
...
06-28-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 70,696
Views: 11,558,954
Posted By Piff

I dunno the going price, but damn it looks to be...

I dunno the going price, but damn it looks to be in good shape. Full dura ace. $1100

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-trek-oclv-carbon-5500-road/7149890998.html
...
06-28-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,334
Posted By Piff

Ahhhh, back when keeping air clean was patriotic....

Ahhhh, back when keeping air clean was patriotic. It'll be nice to one day come back to that national mindset.
06-28-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,524
Posted By Piff

Dunno if you need fancy...a nice thick hi-ten...

Dunno if you need fancy...a nice thick hi-ten frame would last forever :P

An early/mid '70s super course would make a fine fixed gear. Straight gauge 531 frame and hi-ten forks/stays makes for a...
06-28-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,524
Posted By Piff

There is no sadder day than broken frame day,...

There is no sadder day than broken frame day, but...there is no happier day than new frame day!
06-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By Piff

I think a 90s hybrid with horizontal dropouts...

I think a 90s hybrid with horizontal dropouts (I'm just guessing there are some out there...maybe not?) or an old MTB/ATB bike with horizontal dropouts would work fine. Just make sure to avoid the...
06-22-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By Piff

Hah, I want one but I don't have room for another...

Hah, I want one but I don't have room for another bike at the moment. I try to keep myself to 3. It's good for me...but also very sad sometimes.

I want a fixed, a hardtail 26er, 3 speed racer...At...
06-22-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,245
Posted By Piff

Dang, these cranks go for cheeeeeeap. I'm pretty...

Dang, these cranks go for cheeeeeeap. I'm pretty tempted.
...
06-21-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21,188
Views: 4,030,710
Posted By Piff

Take a moment today to pour one out. Craigslist,...

Take a moment today to pour one out. Craigslist, A Tragedy.




...
06-21-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By Piff

What do you want it to be? A straightforward road...

What do you want it to be? A straightforward road bike? A randonneur? A light trail bike? Upright north roads? Can't recommend much without knowing this.


I would probably do this. I'd go with an...
06-19-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Piff

I wouldn't bother engaging with him. Just report...

I wouldn't bother engaging with him. Just report him if he steps out of line. He isn't here for the community, he's here to cause trouble. Already attempted it in the C&V section.
06-19-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By Piff

Social distancing and mask wearing is not always...

Social distancing and mask wearing is not always for your health and safety, but for those around you who may not be as fortunate with good health/youth. I don't want to be the reason to spread...
06-18-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Piff

I also don't advertise the C&V section too much...

I also don't advertise the C&V section too much because (usually, disregarding covid boredom) this is a part of the internet that doesn't dissolve into flame wars. Forums like these are rare. Even...
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